Indian vultures face extinction

Indian vultures in the wild could be extinct within a decade in the absence of measures to check the retail sale of diclofenac, the livestock drug that triggered their decline, a new study has warned. BirdLife International, a global partnership of conservation organisations, quotes the study published in the Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society to drive home the point that the drug continues to kill vultures, after entering its food chain, despite a ban put in place in 2006 on its manufacture.

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